M & W 5:30 to 6:45 in room 5, Instructor: Kevin Cahill

Office: room 176, Phone: 505-205-5448.

I am in my office most afternoons and some evenings.

Come by any time, but call first to be sure I'm in.

Official syllabus.

Here

I plan to use Anthony Zee's book Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, which is now in its second edition. I will post pdf's of its first few chapters on this website to allow students to read it before they get a paper copy. I just now asked the UNM bookstore to order copies of this book because one of you asked me to do so.

Here are chapters I.1and I.2 of Zee's book.

Here is chapter I.3.

Students may find the website for the course in quantum field theory that I taught in 2010-2011 of use.

That web-page is arranged with the material of 523 at the top and that of 524 below it.

Here are my notes for lectures 1 and 2.

Here is a pedagogical note on euclidian path integrals.

A pedagogical note on path integrals for systems of many variables.

Notes for lectures 6 and 7. But see also the chapter on functional derivatives.

Here is my derivation of Weinberg's identity.

Section 11 of chapter11 (tensors and relativity) is a discussion of classical electrodynamics in the context of special relativity.

Here is that same section with some added words about quantization.

Section 50 of chapter 11 is a discussion of Yang-Mills theory.

Here are some notes on QED.

Here are my notes on coherent-state path integrals.

Why Majorana mass terms are Lorentz covariant.

My notes on Dirac spinors.

My notes on Feynman diagrams for QED.

My notes on x-sections.

Feynman rules and Compton scattering.

Weinberg on the electroweak theory.

Zee on the electroweak theory.

My notes on masses and spontaneous symmetry breaking

including the latest (corrected) homework assignment.

My paper Theories with finite Green's functions.

My notes on renormalization. (The fifth homework set is included therein.)

More on the renormalization group. (As the sixth homework set, do the three problems at the end of this chapter by 2 May.)

My notes on path integrals.

My notes on the Monte Carlo method.

My notes on lattice gauge theory.

Here are the videos of the available lectures of 523: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.1, 16.2, 17, 18, 19.1, 19.2, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32.

Here are the videos of the available lectures of 524: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, & 31.

Here is the first homework set.

Here are the solutions to problems 1, and 2.

Here is the second homework set.

Here is the third homework set.

Here is the fourth homework set.

set.

Here is the fifth homework set.

Here is the sixth homework set.

Here is the seventh homework set.

Here is the eighth homework set.

Here's a Nature article on ENCODE which says that junk DNA isn't junk at all.